Technology and Logistics Design Alternatives Paper
|# OF SOURCES||3|
|# OF PAGES & WORD COUNT||4≈ 1100 WORDS|
For this paper, take a look at how your organization (WALMART) uses information and technology advances in its logistics operations and write a 4-page paper in which you respond to the following questions:
1) How does your organization use IT to be more effective and efficient in its logistical operations? Give specific examples.
2) How can your organization’s logistical system be improved? Now that you have researched the organization for weeks, what stands out the most as their key logistics advantage over their competitors? Where are they weaker?
Research the organization with information you can find on the internet or other resources you find on your own. The paper should be 4 pages in length and have a cover sheet and a reference page. Clarity of presentation is important, as well as your ability to apply the topics to the logistics area of your selected firm. Use at least 3 different sources of information and annotate your sources of information appropriately on your references page and within the text as necessary.
Grading Rubric for Technology and Logistics Design Alternatives Paper
Levels of Assessment
(Far Exceeds Standard)
|Organization||Paper writing lacks logical organization. It shows some coherence but ideas lack unity. Serious errors.||Paper writing is coherent and logically organized. Some points remain misplaced and stray from the topic.|
Transitions evident but not used throughout essay.
|Paper writing is coherent and logically organized with transitions used between ideas and paragraphs to create coherence. Overall unity of ideas is present.||Paper witing shows high degree of attention to logic and reasoning of points. Unity clearly leads the reader to the conclusion and stirs thought regarding the topic.|
|Level of Content||Paper shows some thinking and reasoning but most ideas are underdeveloped and unoriginal.||Paper content indicates thinking and reasoning applied with original thought on a few ideas.||Paper content indicates original thinking and develops ideas with sufficient and firm evidence.||Paper content indicates synthesis of ideas, in- depth analysis and evidences original thought and support for the topic.|
|Development||Main points lack detailed development. Ideas are vague with little evidence of critical thinking.||Main points are present with limited detail and development. Some critical thinking is present.||Main points well developed with quality supporting details and quantity. Critical thinking is weaved into points||Main points well developed with high quality and quantity support. Reveals high degree of critical thinking.|
|Grammar & Mechanics||Spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors create distraction, making reading difficult; fragments, comma splices, run-ons evident.|
Errors are frequent.
|Most spelling, punctuation, and grammar correct allowing reader to progress though paper. Some errors remain.||Paper has few spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors allowing reader to follow ideas clearly. Very few fragments or run-ons.||Paper is free of distracting spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors; absent of fragments, comma splices, and run-ons.|
|Style||Mostly in elementary form with little or no variety in sentence structure, diction, rhetorical devices or emphasis.||Approaches college level usage of some variety in sentence patterns, diction, and rhetorical devices.||Attains college level style; tone is appropriate and rhetorical devices used to enhance content; sentence variety used effectively.||Shows outstanding style going beyond usual college level; rhetorical devices and tone used effectively; creative use of sentence structure and coordination|
|Format||Paper Fails to follow format and assignment requirements; incorrect margins, spacing and indentation; neatness of essay needs attention.||Paper meets format and assignment requirements; generally correct margins, spacing, and indentations; essay is neat but may have some assembly errors.||Paper meets format and assignment requirements; margins, spacing, and indentations are correct; essay is neat and correctly assembled.||Paper meets all formal and assignment requirements and evidences attention to detail; all margins, spacing and indentations are correct; essay is neat and correctly assembled with professional look.|